FOR BETTER FOR WORSE


Sorry she doesn’t like invalids.

But, you are not dead to be dismissed,

He said with hope in his eyes, to his friend.

Yes, I am not dead to be dismissed
Am just a wounded soldier
Am I not better than a dead lion, he asked.

A caged bird;
Am worth two in a bush.

Like fish caught in an inescapable net,

Adversity knocked, on his doors.

He craved for death, but for the sake
Of his kids and family, he refused to let it go

Love kept him believing
Love made him stronger

The love of family and friends.

The profound weight of his pain and

Anxiety were wearing her soul down.

The writing on the wall, predictable
The look in her eyes, hidden behind

Pretensions and impatience.

Where is the love

Where is the care

How she had forgotten her own creed;
For better for worse.

She dismissed him like a corpse;

Leaving him, helpless in a wheel chair.

Maybe she needed love so great, to fill in

Her own, dried reservoir of hope and care.

salt and light

Copyright 2014 || McDaniels Gyamfi

Winning is Internal


You have been through so much
Wounded and bruised on all sides
Standing at the edge of this cliff;
Feet slipping with disturbing thoughts
The world is a narrow path, dotted
With uncertainties and cruelty
A terrain, victory so unpredictable
Coup de grace may seem the only option
You, you have the warriors ethos in you
Shield thy heart from the volcanic ramblings
Forlorn hope, in frontal attack, come what may;
Conquering your personal demons and fears
You win, from the inside out!

Copyright 2014 || McDaniels Gyamfi

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SCARS AND ROSES


If the door slides open
And you have the chance
To walk through the edges
Of a friends secret past;
You’ve been handed with great
Opportunity to see and heal
It is unwise to summon strangers
To visit this cherished museum, of scars.
The world would be a better place
If friends and love ones can be LOYAL

Copyright 2014 || McDaniels Gyamfi

REAL QUESTIONS


Real questions, allow us to process or to look at things from a different window. You can open up to yourself or to the world questionsregarding these questions. My idea is not to get your answers through this channel. My aim is to help you have self talk, until you arrive at a place where you can view life from the lenses of God’s word. Why these particular questions, McDaniels? I have personally ask myself these questions, so many times the last few weeks or more.

One of the dominant thought or process flaming through my heart, within my personal journey, is the question of relevancy of Christianity to our daily life. It seems we are so indulged in the ritualistic aspect of Christianity, and by so doing most of us has lost our bearing in our pilgrim journey. Christianity should make sense to the pilot just as it make sense to the caveman. I will be sharing my soul in subsequent posts. But for the mean time…the questions!

1. Do you love showing off?
2. Do you love the Church or your Pastor?
3. Is Christianity real and relevant to you?
4. Are you so religious but empty?
5. What is your purpose here?
6. Are you happy?
7. Does life make sense to you?
8. Have you forgiven yourself?
9. Are you trying so hard to please people?
10. Have you tried something new of late?

11. How may I help you?

McDaniels Gyamfi || GOG|| Revealing Jesus Revival

The Simplest yet Powerful Gospel


But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtility so your grace101minds‬ should be corrupted from the ‪‎simplicity‬ that is in Christ  (2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV)


There are uncountable formulas concocted by the religious benchmarks and the unregenerate souls; a misguided reality being accepted as a way of life by the church, because of its complexity nature. Christianity is all about an understanding of your identity in Christ, and the beautiful expression or effects of such glorious position, through faith in Him.

O’ pilgrim soul…sleeping on the wayward street; do you know who you are?


There is no science propounded by men that reveals who you  are better than the simple gospel of Christ. The gospel paints a better picture of yourself in God. My passion ans obsession is to see the beauty of the person of Christ. It is in the revealed knowledge of Christ in our hearts, that open us us to who we are. He is the mirror… our duty is to look unto Him and glow in all aspects of life. It doesn’t matter how zealous you are for God, if what goes through the corridors of your heart is not that which brings freedom and satisfaction to your soul, you can never live the quality life of your new identity. In His last discourse with the disciples, Jesus opened their heart to the solid foundation of Christianity. He has this to say;

John 15:5 (HCSB) “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.


I am not here to burst your spiritual bubble…am here to point you to the truth of the gospel which says; “The life (wisdom, holiness, sanctification, righteousness etc.) I live now in this life, is His life, plus nothing” We are called to His life. We are to take the simple yoke and walk with Him, being bound by the unforced rhythm of grace. Christianity is not just hard, (some people usually say, Christianity is hard) it is impossible without the manifestation of the spirit of Christ, in us. I have been very fascinated with the phrase “you can do nothing without me“. Recently, I told the Lord there are a host of things I can do without Him. Interesting right? I think I can cuss, do drugs, fornicate, and do all evil vices without the spirit help. I understand what Jesus was trying to convey to our advantage, was the importance of He behaving His life through us to live the abundant life on this side of eternity as we rest in His power. Without me abiding in Christ through regeneration and continuing to trust in Him to manifest His life of righteousness, wholeness, peace, love, joy and all that He is, Christianity is impossible.

For our minds to be corrupted from a pure devotion to the gospel of Christ, Satan has plastered the world with another gospel which points you to your human, effort to access the reality of His life. There is a form of wisdom in this form of self made actions, but it does not emphasize on the ability of Christ. Apostle Paul hammered on this truth;

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than ‪‎Christ (Collossian 2:8)


I will be trusting God to guide you through some of the elemental humanistic ideas which has crawled into our churches, destroying the liberty and the freedom we have in Christ. The duty of the Christian is simple; let your mind be consumed with the truth of the gospel. This is what is going to happens in your life….

So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord -who is the spirit- makes us more and more like him as we are changed into His glorious image. (2 Cor 3:18)

That is exactly how one imitates Christ. You are not copying Christ. He is behaving in you through revelation of the beauty of Himself as you yield yourself to His word. Few days ago a lady was going around trying to tarnish my image for something I have no clue. I became so furious to the extent that I wanted to pronounce curse upon her. Remember, God wants us to love our enemies and bless those who persecute us (that is the quality life of God). To cut a long story short, I began meditation on these verses which commands us to bless and not to curse. What was happening was that, I was allowing God to express His love through me as I yield myself completely to the spirit directed activity. Friend there was no way I could have done this exhibition of beautythrough self effort. His word is Himself. His word is full of spirit and life.

So many of us are struggling with bitterness, anger, un-forgiveness, lust, and all kinds of negative luggage. We cannot walk what we preach, until we rest in His word. The Lord told me; “anytime you ponder on my word and allow it to dwell richly in your heart, you are allowing me to express myself in you, effortlessly”. Take a text of scripture and hang on to it until it becomes a revelation in your heart, to affect your external life. Am not talking about scripture memorization….I am talking about a revelation of Christ in your heart. To God be the glory, anger was dispelled from my heart and love and peace had its throne on my heart. Alleluia!! Satan is conquered, through His life. Friend, you have already overcome. Share your praise report to encourage other believers and brethren in their Christian journeys through the comment section. Thanks and may you be moved your heart by His spirit to do His will and of His good pleasure


Phillipians 2:13 New International Version
For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose

McDaniels Gyamfi |GOG02014|| Revealing Jesus Revival

RHAPSODY OF GRACE


The Son of God, walked through the sapphire gates of heaven and entered a depraved earth, through the dark alleys of Sin, armed with true perfection and wholeness, to reveal who God is to the fallen man.

In His earthly life as the son of man, He was a mirror that reflected who God is and who He was in Him as a deity. (See John 1: 18, Hebrews 1:3) Godliness therefore is an expression of divinity through earthen vessels. Jesus did not wake up trying to overcome sin or being somehow careful that He will not sin against His God. That will not be a life of Godliness but a life of fear which is a byproduct of self dependent.

Most believers live daily focusing on how they will not sin against God, instead being God conscious, for His life to manifest in activationthem through faith. The Christian life is not a life of trying; Just as Jesus never tried to become what He already was. Righteousness is an imputed life of Christ on an individual, through grace so he or she can express the quality life of Jesus, effortlessly, on this side of eternity. To be sin conscious instead of Christ conscious renders the body Christ impotent.

Without Christ we can do nothing. Everything God is, is exhibited by Gods children through the Holy Spirit in a very profound way. To be spooky and antisocial doesn’t make you godly, because godliness is more than that. Remember, all of us cannot become ushers, singers and pastors in the house of God. How do you therefore express God if u are not one of the aforementioned person?. Godliness goes beyond what we do in the house of God! To say it in another way…being in the house of God and going through the motions is has nothing to do with godliness. But i know being at church helps you to grow in the knowledge of Christ to reveal Him to the world. Spooky activities that ends in the Church has nothing to do with godliness.

If a believer plays soccer or football, he must demonstrate God on the field of play. How will he do that? Someone may say if u don’t hurt anybody on the field of play, then you are being godly. That can be true but why do we always define godliness as abstinence from wrong doing, rather than doing the right thing. I believe if you play soccer, you can trust God to express His creative ability, pace, flair and wisdom to make nano second decisions to outwit your opponents to make your team shine. You call that godliness?

For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not? (1 Corinthians 4:7)

Scripture says, what do you have that you did not received! Everything we have received from God in the form of talent or a spiritual gift is meant to be expressed in beauty, to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Stop limiting God from sheer abstinence from sin and focus on how great He is, looking for vessels to express Himself, so the world can be plastered with the beauty of God.

I will give you a new heart and put a new Spirit in you….Will put my spirit in you and MOVE you to follow my decree (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

Christianity (Godliness) is the direct and the exclusive consequence of God’s activity in man. It is not exhibition of beautyhuman ability or your capacity to imitate God, but God behaving Himself in you to reproduce Himself through you. (Major Ian..paraphrased) (See John 15:1-6) Sadly to say, most believers struggle daily, living the christian life, because they depend on their will power to make it through. God knows we cannot live a victorious life without the enabling power of the Spirit. You have become a conduit of the invisible qualities of God in your born again Spirit. Through rest in the grace of your position in Christ, you bear the fruit of God, through the Spirit activity in you. It has nothing to do with trying! (See Hebrews 10:38) Is a matter of faith. Faith in the spirit of Christ, working in you for the quality life in all avenues of life (See Phil 2:13)
If you feel weak or down today, it is not the spirit in you which is down (sometimes we say things like; “my spirit is down”). It is your mind which is under attack. Meditating and pondering on who you are in Christ will align your thoughts with mind of Christ and a new surge will quicken your life.

In Charismatic and Pentecostal circles, we are bent on praying for hours and hours, sweating under the anointing (so to speak) trying to activate the flow of the spirit, so we can walk and do greater works, like Jesus. Many have prayed and fasted for years yet they are redundant in the things of God. Prayer is good, fasting is fantastic, but they don’t add up any value to the potency of the Spirit power in us. Whenever we pray, we are not rekindling or refining the spirit to work, but rather we are activating our consciousness to the ever working spirit in us. God is not dead neither is He lazy. He is ever active. If the scriptures points 20140727-054745.jpgclearly that the spirit that raise Jesus lives in us, you wouldn’t expect that Spirit to be dull. For that Spirit is God himself in us. (See Romans 8:11-14)

Be conscious today, that the Father has been working till this very moment, and He is still fresh and alive in you, to take you to new heights in your Christian life. Don’t use any human means to access the things of God. Its a waste of time. Our religion is Christ, not self power.

… “My Father is always working until now, and I Myself am working” John 5:17

It is my prayer that we shall all plug into what God has done through Jesus and be delivered from the religious traditions of self sitting on the throne of our heart, in trying to manipulate the Spirit of Grace. May grace abound towards you mightily and in excess, that you always lacking in nothing in your walk with God. God is “too much” yet He is capable of expressing Himself in us. Christ in us…

 – McDaniels Gyamfi | Revealing Jesus Revival

TALENT IS NOT ENOUGH


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Let me tell you something
Sit down beside me
You’ve got a story to tell
We’re glad to have you
That talent, is not enough
You’ve got to work, my dear
To be as cheery as Christmas card

Copyright 2014|McDaniels Gyamfi |BlackOut Jungle

THROUGH THE STORM TO DRY LAND


…and the hardest part, was,
When her own shadow,
Left her;
Following the crowd.

There are seasons in a man’s life, when the coolest people in your life, who makes life real cool, will desert you. Those moments; Kings go through. The President of the United States, The Queen of England and Papal Pope, all go through it. There is also a time when your own soul get tired of the journey and wants to leave you, to languish in the dust. Never allow your soul to join the negative crowd that deserts you, in the season of loneliness. Your best response to the disloyal crowd or friend, is to anchor your soul in the deep conviction of the Saviors great love towards you. You die with the negative crowd if you anchor your ship on negativity.

There comes a time in our pilgrim journey, that we will be thankful to God and all those in our lives who one way or the other became a cancer in our life. Of late, i have been real careful on how i respond to ill-treatment and misfortunes.

I consider every negative thing which comes my way to destroy me will not materialize but rather teach my hands with wisdom, because God always make all things to work for my good. There is no panic in this…Gd’s faithfulness can be trusted at the edge of the cliff. Everything that Satan does, will not scare me to death. I only know one thing; God is with me even in my foolishness, to turn the counsels of the wicked to null and void, and teach me wisdom to step up into the next level of the journey. Scripture say it this way;

Romans 8:28 (NIV) 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a]have been called according to his purpose.

If God has really called you out of darkness and has sealed you with the precious Holy Ghost, as a sign of your adoption into the family of God. If you are called and chosen, then you should remember that God is with you as a mighty warrior and a refuge of hope to anchor your soul from the storms of wicked men. The Bible says that we are God’s special possession… “1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light”.

The world is just a mass puzzle landscape. The truth of the matters is that, the believer does not seek solutions and answers from the external world. We have become answers and solutions. Do you know that you have put on a new nature created in the image of God? Within your born again spirit is the treasure of knowledge and wisdom. How did you know that McDaniels? Paul wrote to the Collosians. He had this to say ….

“Colossians 2:9-10 (NKJV) For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Everything that God is was inherent in Jesus, as the Christ. In the same token, we have become complete in Christ fullness through rebirth. Is God full of answers and wisdom for every case? So are we in Christ Jesus. Sadly, most Christians seek counsel and direction from psychics, fortune tellers, false prophets, TV anchors and the celebrity formulas. I don’t care how popular an eastern philosopher is. If they don’t know Christ, they cannot access the depths and length of God’s wisdom.

The over the top wisdom in our born again spirit, makes us governors over every evil situation in this life. Is Christ enough for you? In Christ, the scripture declares; “ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:3″ To the new birth believer, the bible says we have the mind of Christ to practically walk over every situation, with our feet firmly on Godly counsels through the escort of the Spirit and with our eyes on Jesus; the treasure of wisdom and knowledge for all things… 

1 Corinthians 2:15-16 (NIV)15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?”[aBut we have the mind of Christ.

If I have the mind of God how does that change my depressurized heart? Lack of wisdom, is the reason for of all kinds of disorder in the lives of many souls. Wisdom empowers you to rise above the storm. The christian life is not a human religious efforts. It is not human ability…it is the overflowing life of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the life of the regenerated beings. (The born again ones) Christ wisdom and power flows through our born again heart as we yield and surrender our wills to the authority of the word of truth, which is able to save our souls. James encourages us to pray out of faith in all kinds of situations for supernatural wisdom of God to flow out of the wells of our salvation. Friend are you depending on the wisdom of Christ or you are relying on your might and power? Listen then, to James ….

James 1:2-5 (NIV) Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you

Don’t ask God for divine instruction (wisdom) and still go ahead with your head knowledge and reasoning power, trying to solve a problem. He knows the end from the beginning, and there is nothing which takes God by surprise! He has special answers for every issue. Am not surprise the bible says with Him all things are possible. The beauty of it all is that, we can make all things possible by believing. Ask in faith for wisdom and expect your God to lavish you freely with guidance. He doesn’t need your ability; all God needs is our faith and humility before Him. You can make it through the storms to dry land. Wisdom shall be your stability through it all. Share this truth with friends, comment and let me hear your feedback. God bless you real good!!

- McDaniels Gyamfi |Revealing Jesus Revival

OPTIMISTIC DOWNLOAD


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Face today…
With an innate conviction that your dream will not fade into the thin air.
Today is loaded with opportunities and chances. Regardless of the story
line today, keep believing until you reach the end of the tunnel of the dream.

- McDaniels Gyamfi